R.I.P. Adrian Guerra of Bell Witch

Adrian Guerra, former drummer and vocalist of esteemed Seattle funeral doom duo Bell Witch, has passed away. We do not currently know of any potential causes of death – we only know his friends are mourning him and that he will be deeply missed by the heavy music community.

Adrian’s unearthly howls and ominously steady beats were a critical component of Bell Witch’s sound during his tenure in the band. Jesse Shreibman deftly stepped into Adrian’s shoes last year, but they were some large shoes to fill indeed.

If you aren’t hip to Bell Witch yet, now is the time to make amends. Check this live video from St Vitus last year, featuring tons of great footage of Adrian doing his thing.

Cheers from Earth, Adrian. I hope that in whatever circle of Hell you’ve entered, they are blaring your jams and treating you like royalty of the underworld.

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Published on: May 18, 2016

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  • Angus McMoobieFart ’16

    Great band and excellent drummer; he will definitely be missed. All my heart and best wishes to his family and friends. RIP

    “Lower the flags, for a good man has passed” – Sentenced

  • Celtic Frosty

    I saw in another article that it was a heart attack.

    • Angus McMoobieFart ’16

      That’s what Metal Insider, Vice, and several others are saying. Pretty young for a heart attack, especially for someone who seemed to be in pretty good shape. 🙁

  • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

    Man, I’ve recently been getting into Four Phantoms – figures something like this would happen. It’s just all a big bummer. ‘Tis the year of bummer, or as our friend Tall Manuel would put it: 2016 – NOPE

    • Scrimm

      You are correct sir, much NOPE this year.

      • I am voting for NOPE in the 2016 general election. Then, we are going to impeach that bastard.


        • Dave Vincent’s Perm

          Vote for Erik Rutan’s Combat Boots.

        • Scrimm

          Solid plan.

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          VOTE WAYNECRO IN 2016!

      • Dagon

        The year is going great for me. Exhausting, but very good. I wish things pick up for you dudes.

        • DAGON>>>>>>

        • Scrimm

          It’s just all the deaths. Otherwise things aint too bad.

          • Dagon

            Same reason I’m feeling exhausted all the time. Lots of autopsies…

  • dang

  • nbm02ss

    Sad news. RIP.

  • No way! Does anyone know how old he was?

    • Angus McMoobieFart ’16


    • HessianHunter

      Vice says 36.

  • Dubs


  • Rest in Peace, Adrián Guerra.

    Thanks for sharing this touching information, Baby Pumpkin.

  • These riffs are heavy. The mood between each of the instruments are haunting and alluring at the same time. Although I am enjoying them, I am not hip to the reason why I was introduced to them :/

    RIP Adrian Guerra


    • HessianHunter

      Sorry if you already know this, but Bell Witch is just bass, drums, and vocals. When you hear two string melodies, that’s the 6 string bass being played with very slow tapping.

  • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

    Sad times 🙁 Rest in peace.

  • Dagon

    This sucks. It’s always weird when young people die.

  • CT-12

    I remember years ago when their first demo came out, I was such a huge fan, and got to meet this dude in the city I lived in and gushed to him about how much I liked their band. Unfortunately, I had a negative experience with Bell Witch afterwards, but I guess it’s time to just let that go of that already. Still love that demo, Sod Hauler, and appreciate everything these guys have done for the Seattle music scene. R.I.P.